Agnes Reeves Taylor had been due to face charges of torture and conspiracy to commit torture during Liberia’s civil war. Monrovia, Liberia – A British…View More UK judge dismisses charges against Charles Taylor's ex-wife
DAKAR (Reuters) – Up to 57 people have died after a ship from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on…View More Up to 57 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coast: U.N. agency
Rain-triggered disasters, including flash floods and landslides, have killed at least 250 people and affected some three million people across East Africa in recent weeks,…View More Why the floods in East Africa are so bad
Immigration ministers of three countries meet in Cairo for talks aimed at resolving dispute over water distribution. The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan…View More Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks over disputed Nile dam
Farmers worry about effect on this season’s crops. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned of a heatwave expected to hit at least four…View More Drought-hit South Africa braces for fresh heatwave
Authorities say suspension follows discovery of foot and mouth disease in northern South Africa close to border. Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat…View More Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears
The long-ruling CCM party ran almost entirely unopposed in local government polls held on November 24. The United States and the United Kingdom have expressed concern over…View More US, UK call Tanzania elections 'irregular, lacking credibility'
President Vaz out of second round of voting which will be contested by Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo. Two former prime ministers will…View More Guinea-Bissau election: Former PMs advance to runoff vote
Rights groups say intimidation of political opponents has escalated sharply under President John Magufuli. Tanzania’s opposition party has said it plans to boycott local elections…View More Tanzania's opposition to boycott elections over 'cheating'
Defence lawyer says 31-year-old artist was prosecuted because of a song he co-wrote about youth struggles. A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced rapper Mohamed Mounir,…View More Morocco: Rapper gets one-year jail for insulting police
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The Russians were hard to miss. They appeared suddenly last year in Madagascar’s traffic-snarled capital, carrying backpacks stuffed with cash and campaign…View More How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader
South Africans have been offering to help a couple have the wedding of their dreams after a video of the proposal at a KFC restaurant…View More South Africa goes wild for KFC marriage proposal
Burkina Faso‘s prime minister said Thursday that the nation is in shock after gunmen ambushed a convoy travelling near a Canadian-owned gold mine, killing at…View More Burkina Faso leader shocked after attack on Canadian-owned mining convoy kills 37
Judges began an open-ended strike on October 27 demanding independence for the judiciary after a massive reshuffle. Striking Algerian judges returned to work Wednesday, a…View More Algeria magistrates end strike over reshuffle